In this fast pace, high tech world we live in it's great to see some old school crafts coming back. In the 70s (were you born yet ?) I had a macrame plant hanger in my room and remember having a go at making some kind of macrame wall hanging.
Inspired by all sorts of macrame hangers I've seen in shops I figured out how to make one that's really simple and quick using things you probably already have around the house.
Maybe an idea for kids to make in the school holidays.
1. Cut 8 lengths of string about 1 metre 42" and knot together at the top
2. Hang on a wall hook, divide into pairs, then tie knots about 42cm 16" down the string
3. Knot the strings in a criss cross pattern
4. Place a recycled tin inside. At this stage I laid the whole thing on a table and continued knotting, repeating 4 or 5 times. Tie all the strings together at the bottom.
This size also fits a glass jar.
Remove the tin and fill with potting mix. I used cuttings of Japanese money plant, which are surviving well inside with plenty of light .. any kinds of succulent would look good.
Top with white pebbles or shells.
I'd like to try a more complicated design sometime soon.
Hope you have a great week!
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